Sakuraya Snack Warehouse (Okashi-no-kura Sakuraya as it is known in Japanese) is a Japanese sweets shop located in Saijo, Higashihiroshima City. The store sells elegantly sweet Japanese confections such as “barrel monaka” and “bottle monaka,” in which sake lees and sake are mixed into the bean jam, and “Saijo Sakagura Dori,” in which sake is kneaded into the dough. They also sell sponge cakes with honey, and Western-style baked goods such as “Spica-chan Tamago Senbei” (egg crackers), part of the proceeds of which are donated to animal welfare activities.
Moment of Joy
At Sakuraya Snack Warehouse, you can buy delicious Japanese sweets made from sake and sake lees. The most popular wagashi (Japanese sweet) is the “Tarumonaka,” a barrel-shaped monaka filled with red bean paste. You can choose from two types: coarsely-mashed bean paste made with Dainagon azuki beans from Hokkaido, or white bean paste mixed with sake lees and sake. This is a delicious Japanese snack that can be enjoyed by people who don’t like sake as well as children who can’t drink sake.